Talented juniors go for Gold at rugby trials
TRENT Sullivan said selectors had their work cut out deciding on the final make-up of the Central Queensland Junior Gold Cup squads at the weekend.
The Queensland Rugby Union CQ development officer said there was a wealth of talent on display among the 120 players who turned out for the final trials in Rockhampton on Saturday.
Under-15 and under-17 players from CQ, Central Highlands, Mackay and Wide Bay were vying for selection in the 28-member squad in each age group.
"We were very impressed with the talent," Sullivan said.
"All the players showed a high level of skill and really pushed for selection.
"It was difficult to leave any of them out."
The Junior Gold Cup is a national development and competition program, which gives players the opportunity to compete against the best in their age group across Australia.
Sullivan said it was a great platform on which talented young juniors could build towards higher representative honours in the sport.
See more photos and the full squads in Junior Sport on Wednesday.